How Much Skull Reduction Can Be Done In The Forehead And The Back Of The Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello you will find two pictures attached My head circumference is 62 cm Please tell me about realistic results That are possible. I had one doctor who told me at the forehead and back of the head its only possible to grind down a maximum of 5 millimeters which wouldnt make a big difference about the look.Thats why im curious.I really want to let do my forehead and back of the head to make the head as a whole look smaller.

A: The only way to absolutely tell how much skull thickness can be safely removed are x-rays. A plain lateral skull film will show the three layers of the skull bone from which it can be determined the actual millimeter thickness of removal possible. But that being said I have outlined on your picture what I am certain can be removed based on my skull reduction experience.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana